Parent & Child Art Class | Gold Coast

First responder families, join us for a creative morning of expressive canvas paintings. Connect with your child, and inner child – making a canvas painting together that will use colour, lines and shapes to express your mindset and mood! This workshop is designed to show your mini-artist it’s ok to experiment without having a visual outcome to work towards. There is no such thing as a mistake. Let your mini-artist take the wheel and teach you how to play! Use a variety of mediums to stick, paint, draw, etch, and splash your way to an artwork full of growth and learning in collaboration with your child.

This is a great way to strengthen family / kinship group bonds, as well as to broaden your social network through connection with other first responder families. Connection is an important part of the path to mental fitness, and can take a protective role in maintaining wellbeing through increased feelings of happiness, security, belonging and self-worth. Challenging our minds with new skills, approaches, and information can improve our knowledge and thinking skills, increasing confidence, sense of purpose, and ability to cope with stress. Being in the present moment is a great way to gain perspective, increase resilience, and reduces stress. Presence of mind (‘mindfulness’) has a range of benefits in building mental fitness including greater self-awareness, increased adaptability, and better recognising how and when to seek help.

This free wellbeing activity is for first responder families (check eligibility here). Suitable for children being registered with a family member or guardian (minimum age 3). Please ensure enclosed shoes are worn and long hair tied back. Fortem is currently monitoring COVID guidelines closely and may reschedule this event and notify participants accordingly.

This is a small group activity with limited places available, so please submit your interest to attend this activity using the form below. Note, registration is not complete until you receive a confirmation email from the Fortem activities team.


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Sep 30 2021


AEST (QLD time)
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Gold Coast
Gold Coast QLD, Australia


Fortem Australia Activities Team